Sunday, November 22, 2020
Menu Plan: Thanksgiving Week!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and it is basically all that saves November from being the worst month of the year for me. January has that distinction now, because it is still winter, after the excitement of Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, and it is miserably cold and dark, with nothing fun or interesting to distract us. Rich and I have come up with a modified hibernation plan for humans: We sleep from November 1 to the Friday before Thanksgiving, do Thanksgiving and all of that, and stay awake through Saint Nicholas Day, then go back to sleep through the fourth Sunday of Advent, stay awake through Theophany, go back to sleep through February 13, stay awake for a couple days, then go back to sleep until Holy Week. Then we can be awake with a fair hope that we will not be entirely frozen.
My Thanksgiving dinner is pretty much the same from year to year. We sometimes skip part of it, or add something, but it is basically the same. I try to include foods from the Americas in it. So, we have turkey, potatoes, corn, peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pecans, cranberries, chocolate, bourbon, but I realized that we didn't have maple syrup included, so I am trying to find a way to incorporate that.
We still haven't found any fresh pressed cider to make apple cider doughnuts. This may not happen this year. However, we are getting ready to do our crazy pie per person for Thanksgiving, even if it is smaller this year.
Breakfast: Toasted Crumpets with Peanut Butter and Preserves, Fruit, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Rouz Kably, Garlic Chard, Harissa, Fruit Salad
- Monday - Feast of Saint Clement of Rome
Breakfast: Crock Pot French Toast, Sliced Apples, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Croque Monsiuer/Croque Madame with Ham and Asiago Cheese, Asparagus Pickles, Mandarin Oranges
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with Chopped Apples and Cinnamon Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: French Onion Soup with Croutons and Broiled Cheese, Fruit Plate
- Wednesday - Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Breakfast: Yogurt with Jam, Toast, Fruit Plate, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Fried Cauliflower with Taratoor, Arabic Style Rice Pilaf
Breakfast: Farmer Breakfast Casserole, Blintz Casserole, Mandarin Oranges, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Deviled Eggs, Vegetable Tray, Chex Mix, Herb Roasted Turkey, Bourbon Gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Horseradish Relish*, Chestnut Dressing, Wild Rice Dressing, Sweet Potato Rolls, Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans, Wine, Eggnog, Pumpkin Pies, Cranberry Cherry Pies, Nantucket Cranberry Pies, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pies, Maple Pies, Gingerbread with Chantilly Cream
Breakfast: Pies, Coffee and Milk
Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Bacon, Fruit Plate, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Leftover Casserole
What is on your menu this week? If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up on Saturday. Linking to Menu Plan Monday